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Forum Name: Dermatology Topics

Question: Body's thermostat not working????


 IslandGal - Tue Sep 21, 2004 3:04 pm

My thermostat seems to be off. I'm always freezing or else I'm burning up. The hot part is usually only at night when I'm sleeping (or trying to)...and its not just in my head...my husband says I am burning to the touch (but I don't think I'm truly running a fever, its just my skin that is putting off heat I think). But other times, when everyone else is comfortable or hot I'm cold...it can be 80 something degrees and I'll be putting on a sweatshirt.
What could this be? I was thinking maybe thyroid? I do struggle with my weight and am finding it impossible to lose even with dieting and exercise. I'm only 32 so I wouldn't think my overheated times are really "hot flashes" or night sweats (I don't wake up sweating). My blood pressure is (always has been) fine. My blood sugar normal also when tested before.

I don't live near a Dr. so any testing would require time off work and travel so I'd like to know what to ask for so I don't have to make numerous trips.
 IslandGal - Wed Sep 22, 2004 12:39 pm

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